System & Components

IN-WIN IRONCLAD Case Review

IN-WIN Development, Inc. has been around the block a time or ten. Founded in 1986 as a manufacturer of computer chassis, they have since expanded to include power supplies and digital storage devices, but their core business remains their cases. Today we’re going to be looking at their flagship, the full-tower IRONCLAD. Read More

IN WIN Griffin Case Review

Computer cases have been around since the pc age and now it’s a huge market geared towards the pc builder. There is literally a plethora of brands, sizes, styles and colors to choose from. IN-WIN has been around for quite sometime no doubt, and their quote states: “Contemporary & Innovative”

Today we’re going to take a look at IN-WIN’s new GRIFFIN Yellow Mid Tower case. Read More

NZXT Tempest EVO Case Review

NZXT does cases. Well, they do other things, but their main and largest product line consists of their cases. Their stated goal is a lofty one:

“NZXT, a company built upon gamer’s dreams, hopes to create products that put consumers first. With the objective of designing unique products catered for hardware enthusiasts and gamers…”

Their Tempest EVO we’re looking at today certainly sounds like a case that puts the consumer first. So sit back and let’s have a look to see if they’ve come up with something out of a gamer’s dream. Read More

Vantec NexStar3 Superspeed USB 3.0 Enclosure Review

There are lots of USB 3 enclosures and docking stations popping up lately, and if you’re in the market for one, it can be hard to know exactly where to start sorting the nice ones from the less desirable units. I’ll go ahead and say the Vantect NexStar3 looks to be in the former category. Read More

DIMASTECH Bench/Test Table Easy V2.5 Review

Core 2 Quad Q6600 - Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 - eVGA 8800GTX

I have been overclocking and benchmarking computer hardware for quite a few years. However, Once I joined the realm of competative benchmarking about 2 years ago, things changed a lot. One thing that I have found to be essential in a proper benching table. Today, I’m looking at the new and improved benching table built by DIMASTECH in Italy. Does it have what it takes to replace my long time benching table build by Navig? Read on… Read More

Kingwin Dock Master USB 3.0 Hard Drive Docking Station Review

I’ve reviewed several motherboards with USB 3.0 support over the past few months, but haven’t had a chance to do any USB 3.0 testing. Kingwin has been kind enough to send me their new Dock Master USB 3.0 Hard Drive Docking Station for testing. USB 2.0 has been the standard in external storage for quite some time, and I’m surprised a dramatic improvement didn’t come out sooner. With the introduction of motherboards featuring USB 3.0 support, Kingwin didn’t waste any time getting the Dock Master on the market. Read More

Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced Review

Box Front

Cooler Master has been in business for more than a decade. They were “founded with the mission of providing the industry’s best thermal solutions.” The Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced that we’ll be looking at today, which is a significant update to the venerable RC690, a budget champion for wire management with superb airflow, aims to push them further toward that mission. Read More

Lamptron FC-5 Fan Controller Review

Today I will be reviewing the Lamptron FC-5 fan controller. I had initially purchased the Scythe Kaze Server fan controller and ended up giving it a review first. Truth be told, I wanted to purchase this Lamptron unit over the Kaze because of the more powerful 30W per channel specifications and multi colored LCD alone. Sadly, it appeared to be sold out every where I looked at the time. Now however, I have one in my hands to review! Read More

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